Hog-Eyed Man

As played by Melvin Wine from the West Virginia region

Reel or Breakdown in D mixolydian

From the Melvin Wine Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)

Field recording available on the CD/DVD set "One More Time": The Life and Music of Melvin Wine from the Augusta Heritage Center

According to the fiddler's companion, the term "hog-eyed" refers to a person whose eyes diverge outward (the opposite of cross-eyed). This is an incredibly fun tune.

Here's a YouTube video with a field recording of Theophilus G. Hoskins from Kentucky playing this in 1937:

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